Pür-ly Bizarre: Kate Middleton’s Face on a Jellybean

Friday, April 15, 2011 | Around Town, Campaigns, current affairs, news

It’s official. Royal wedding mania has reached a fever pitch. And it’s all thanks to a jellybean. (Yes, you read that correctly.)

Kate-middleton-jellybean Wesley Hosie, a 25-year-old accountant from Somerset, England claims to have found royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton’s likeness on a jellybean. Hosie and girlfriend Jessica White found the delicious doppelganger hidden inside a 1.5-pound jar from the Jelly Bean Factory.

“As Jessica opened the jar, I saw her immediately,” Hosie told news sources. “She was literally lying there staring back at me.”

Thanks to a spark in online interest, Candy Kate can expect to join an exclusive club of edible apparitions once reserved for religious icons. Concerning the curious confection’s fate, Hosie had this to say:

“Given that the royal wedding is only a few weeks away, we hope to make a few pounds out of it by selling it on the internet to a collector.”

According to various news sources, the couple has put the mango-flavored Middleton lookalike on eBay, with bids starting between $800 and $1,000. And with royal hysteria growing more each day, the pair could expect a pretty sweet payoff.

Do you see a resemblance? Tell us what you think.